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Diaries of my Kilimanjaro Hike- Day 2

I woke up on Dec 22nd freezing! It was only once I woke up that I realized that I only closed the screen of my tent when I woke up to go to the bathroom that night. Since we were encouraged to drink between 3-4L of water per day, frequent bathroom calls were inevitable, at any given time of the day. We woke up at 7:30am that morning, packed our sleeping bag, mattress and duffel bags before heading to the ma ...

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Diaries of my Kilimanjaro Hike – Day 1

When Dec 21st arrived, I was definitely nervous. I will never forget this date because it was the day the hike started. By that morning, I met a few people who had hiked Kilimanjaro and made it up. But I was nevertheless nervous to begin my 7-day Kilimanjaro hike. The mini-bus arrived around 8:30-9am to pick us up at the hotel. We loaded the bus, hopped on and we were ready to go. On the bus, it just so hap ...

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The Maasai, a tribe in Tanzania

On my third day in Moshi, the base for the Kilimanjaro hike, I decided to visit a Maasai Boma to better understand one of the largest ethnic groups in Tanzania. I was on this tour by myself with a guide so it was perfect. It felt less like a tourist trap and I had some quality time with the tribe, with my guide being the translator. The Maasai are a very distinctive semi-nomadic, patriarchal tribe in Tanzan ...

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To The Roof Of Africa- Kilimanjaro

I came across this very inspirational video on Kilimanjaro. Some parts of this video make me wonder whether I'll make it to the summit or not but hey, I'll never know unless I try! [youtube=] ...

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